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Dracula: Pages From a Virgin's Diary
A cinematic transposition of the Royal Winnipeg Ballet's Interpretation of Bram Stoker's classic vampire yarn from stage to screen.
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 87%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Though it sounds like an offbeat idea even for horror fans, the tech work is so well done that it could disarm unwary buffs attracted by the campy title."
‑ Deborah Young, Variety
"A dance version that gorgeously captures the Royal Winnepeg Ballet's artistry while razzing the xenophobia and carnal hysteria underpinning Bram Stoker's story."
‑ Colin Covert, Minneapolis Star Tribune
"... the most startlingly original and creative reading of the novel ever put to film."
‑ Sean Axmaker, Parallax View
"A production that is as sexually charged as it is beautifully designed."
‑ S. James Wegg, Film Threat
"Anybody who‚(TM)s willing to bring their own ideas about sex, love, and bloodletting to the film will likely find themselves sucked into Maddin‚(TM)s growing cult."
‑ Mark Athitakis, Filmcritic.com
"By the end, you'll wonder why all films aren't made this way."
‑ , Time Out
"A diversion that only makes you wish you could have seen Royal Winnipeg's original ballet."
‑ Kenneth LaFave, Arizona Republic
"An elaborate, self-conscious but arresting take on the Dracula myth."
‑ Peter Bradshaw, Guardian
"Maddin's Dracula takes us fantastically through gothic places that Bram Stoker failed to report in a production that is as sexually charged as it is beautifully designed."
‑ S. James Wegg, JWR
"It's a throwback to the days when horror movies often had a certain visual grandeur. And while one may miss a modern frisson or two, there's still a great deal of dreadful beauty to relish."
‑ Richard C. Walls, Orlando Weekly
"Just when you think that holly stakes, garlic, crucifixes and capes are all there is to vampire stories, Maddin and the Royal Winnipeg put Dracula back on his toes."
‑ Roger Moore, Orlando Sentinel
"Amusing as it is strange, Maddin's movie lingers in consciousness as a one-of-a-kind affair that emanates from a truly creative consciousness."
‑ Robert Denerstein, Denver Rocky Mountain News
"A fevered, sexy take on the material, it plays up the desires of the female players, the repression of the men and Dracula's status as all-purpose object of dread and desire."
‑ Patrick Peters, Empire Magazine
"Marries B&W silent horror-movie style with beautifully eerie ballet in a succulently cinematic, lustfully melodramatic adaptation that is at once wholly unique and uncommonly faithful to Bram Stoker's classic novel."
‑ Rob Blackwelder, SPLICEDWire
"This film does for ballet what Robert Altman's recent dud The Company couldn't: It brings the dance form alive on screen, at once making it sexy, stylish and relevant."
‑ Matt Brunson, Creative Loafing
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